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									EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN FOR SEISMIC VESSEL


IDENTIFICATION OF VESSEL


A) Name: Seismic Ship – MV GGS Atlantic

B) Name of the company responsible for the operation of the vessel: Spectrum ASA.

C) Built: 1981, North America Shipbuilding, Galliano, Louisana, USA


D) Address: C/O Spectrum House, 56 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6LE
    Telephone: 44 (0) 1483 730201 Fax: +44 (0) 1483 762620




ACCIDENT SCENARIOS


Based on an Environmental Risk Analysis for situations commonly related to seismic
activities and general marine operations, the following twelve accident scenarios were
selected, all related to spills of hydrocarbons into the sea:


    •   Scenario 1 – A shark attacking the seismographic cable or damage due to fishing
        activities, resulting in a spill into the sea.


    •   Scenario 2 – Failure during refueling operations at sea, with the rupture of the
        supply vessel’s transfer hose to the seismic ship, resulting in a spill of shipping
        diesel oil.


    •   Scenario 3 – Failure during refueling operation of the seismic ship or supply
        vessel in port, with the rupture of the transfer hose, resulting in a spill of shipping
        diesel oil.


    •   Scenario 4 – Collision of a fishing vessel with the seismic ship, rupturing the hull
        and spilling of shipping diesel oil from the seismic ship.

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    •   Scenario 5 – Collision of a supply vessel with the seismic ship, rupturing the hull
        and spilling shipping diesel oil from the seismic ship.


    •   Scenario 6 – Collision of a cargo vessel with the seismic ship, rupturing the hull
        and spilling diesel oil from the seismic ship.


    •   Scenario 7 – Running aground, rupturing the hull and sinking the seismic ship,
        resulting in the spillage of shipping diesel oil, hydraulic and lubes, corresponding
        to the GGS ATLANTIC seismic ship’s total tank storage capacity.


    •   Scenario 8 – Fire followed by explosion, rupturing the hull and sinking the
        seismic ship, resulting in the spillage of shipping diesel oil, hydraulic and lubes,
        corresponding to the GGS ATLANTIC seismic ship’s total tank storage capacity.


    •   Scenario 9 – Collision of a fishing vessel with the supply vessel, rupturing the hull
        and spilling shipping diesel oil from GGS ATLANTIC


    •   Scenario 10 – Collision of a cargo vessel with the supply vessel, rupturing the
        hull and spilling shipping diesel oil from GGS ATLANTIC


    •   Scenario 11 – Running aground, rupturing the hull and sinking the supply vessel,
        resulting in the spillage of shipping diesel oil, hydraulic and lubes, corresponding
        to the supply vessel GGS ATLANTIC’s total tank storage capacity.


    •   Scenario 12 - Fire followed by explosion, rupturing the hull and sinking the supply
        vessel, resulting in the spillage of shipping diesel oil, hydraulic and lubes,
        corresponding to the supply vessel GGS ATLANTIC’s total tank storage capacity.


Of the twelve accident scenarios identified, the main product involved in the spills is
shipping diesel oil, which has an extremely high natural evaporation rate when spilt at
sea, which can be increased by mechanical dispersion devices. The recovery and
collection of this type of oil, when sea conditions permit should be carried out using
containment booms and absorbent blankets. The use of skimmers is not advised.




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RESPONSE INFORMATION AND PROCEDURES



Oil spill warning systems


The oil spill detection systems are presented for each accident scenario in Table 1
below.

                                                 Table 1
                                      Oil spill detection systems
   SCENARIO #                                      DETECTION SYSTEM
         1           Monitor in the Observation Room, Sensors in the Cable
         2           Visual, Loss of Transfer Pump Pressure
         3           Visual, Loss of Transfer Pump Pressure
         4           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
         5           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
         6           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
         7           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
         8           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
         9           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
        10           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
        11           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System
        12           Visual, Monitoring the Vessel’s Tanks and Control System




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Communicating the Accident


Table.2 shows the means of communication for contacting those involved in the ERP.

                                Table 2: Means of Communication

         NAME                TELEPHONE                FAX                E-MAIL
                                             GGS ATLANTIC
CAPTAIN GGS Atlantic
TBA                         TBA                 TBA         TBA


First Officer TBA           TBA                 TBA         TBA
Chief Engineer TBA          TBA                 TBA         TBA
Seismic Team Chief
                            TBA                 TBA         TBA
TBA
                                            SUPPORT GROUP
Operations Manager
                            TBA                 TBA         dino.giannatos@betrinidad.com
Dino Giannatos
Offshore Installation
                            TBA
Manager                                         TBA         shawn.mcnicholls@betrinidad.com
Shawn Mc Nicholls
HSE
                            TBA                 TBA         julian.jack@betrinidad.com
Julian Jack
                               OTHER SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Chief Geophysicist
                            TBA                 TBA         ian.bingham@betrinidad.com
Ian Bingham
Logistics Coordinator
                            TBA                 TBA         Richard.clarke@betrinidad.com
Richard Clarke
Drilling Supervisor
                            TBA                 TBA         Roger.bramble@betrinidad.com
Roger Bramble
                                      ENVIRONMENTAL BODIES
MEEI                                  TBA             TBA   TBA
EMA                                   TBA             TBA   TBA
                                       OTHER AUTHORITIES
COAST GUARD                           TBA             TBA   TBA



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Table 3 below presents a copy of the Initial Incident Communication form, which should
be filled out and sent to the appropriate environmental body, the EMA and Coast Guard
with jurisdiction over the incident.
                                                    Table 3
                                      Initial Incident Communication

INITIAL INCIDENT COMMUNICATION
I – Identification of the vessel where the incident originated:
Name of vessel:
( ) Unable to tell
II – Date and time of first observation:
Time:                                                                  Day/month/year:
III – Estimated Date and time of the incident:
Time:                                                                  Day/month/year:
IV – Geographic location of the incident:
Latitude:                                         Longitude:
V – Oil spilt:
Type of oil:                                                            Estimated Volume:
VI – Probable cause of the incident:
( ) Unable to tell
VII - Current situation of oil discharge:
( ) halted                                   ( ) not halted              ( ) unable to tell
VIII – Initial actions taken:
( ) Emergency Action Plan activated
( ) other measures taken:


( ) no evidence of EAP or other measures having been taken.
IX – Date and time of communication:
Time:                                                                  Day/month/year:
X – Identity of the person communicating the incident:
Full name:
Job/role/position on the vessel:
XI – Information about wind and current:
WIND INTENSITY:                             WIND DIREÇTION:
CURRENT SPEED:                              CURRENT DIRECTION:
XII – Other information considered pertinent:


XIII – Signature
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Table 4 shows the criteria for notifying the required governmental bodies in writing
                                          Table 4
                       Notifying Governmental Bodies of oil spills at sea

 GOVERNAMENTAL
                                       TYPE OF NOTIFICATION                 TIME PERIOD
     BODY
MEEI                       Initial Incident Communication                   Immediate
MEEI                       Final Incident Report                            15 days
EMA                        Initial Incident Communication                   Immediate
EMA                        Final Incident Report                            15 days
Coast Guard                Initial Incident Communication                   Immediate
Coast Guard                Final Incident Report                            15 days

In the event that this EAP is activated in response to an incident of oil pollution at sea, a
report containing critical analysis of its performance will be presented to MEEI, within 30
days after the termination of response actions,.

Figure 1 below shows a Flow Chart for Accident Communication in the EAP.




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                                                         OFFSHORE
                                                        EMERGENCY

                                                                                              FIRE BRIGADE              FIRE FIGHTING
                                                                                                                            TEAM

                              SEISMIC STREAMER
                                 CABLE TEAM




                                                                            EXECUTIVE
                               SEISMIC SHIFT         CAPTAIN &             COORDINATOR
                                   Leader            SEISMIC LEADER       ( FIRST OFFICER )




   Country manager              OPS MANAGER          LOCAL Co-ordinator
  TRINIDAD &TOBAGO            (Bayfield TRINIDAD )      ( TRINIDAD )

                                                                                               SPILL CONTROL              SPILL CONTROL
                                                                                                  BRIGADE                      TEAM
  GOVERNAMENTAL
     BODIES                   HSE COORDINATOR
                                                      BAYFIELD CHIEF
                              (Bayfield TRINIDAD )
                                                       GEOPHYSICIST

     THE PRESS




   Figure 1 – Flow Chart for accident communication in the Bayfield Energy Emergency Response Plan




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Organizational Response Structure/General standards of operation.

The seismic ship GGS ATLANTIC is operated by highly qualified members of the crew
and seismic team, all of whom are trained to cope with any and all of the emergencies
that may result from the Accident Scenarios considered herein.

In general, the response to emergencies onboard the ship is coordinated by the Captain
and the Seismic Team Leader, who in concert will act as the the General Emergency
Coordination Team depending upon the nature of the occurence. In all cases the
executive control of the vessel rests with the ships’s captain.

The First Officer is the Executive Emergency Coordinator, responsible for leading the
response Teams that are made up of the crewmembers in the Fire and Spill Control
Brigades. The technicians in the seismic team are responsible for substituting sections
of damaged cable.

This structure is shown in Figure 2



Contractor (SPECTRUM ASA) procedures and policy, where appropriate, will take
precedence over Bayfield Energy HSE management policy and recommendations.
Bayfield Energy recognizes the provisions and the relationship between the
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR (Spectrum ASA) and COMPANY (Bayfield Energy) as
set out in the relevant contractural documentation relating to the agreed work
programme.

A key and overriding principle expected by Bayfield Energy of Contractors
operating under contract to Bayfeild Energy will be that of “Best Practice” in
standards of operations, and in terms of equipment supplied and used.




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                                           OPERATIONS
                                            MANAGER
                                        Spectrum (SURREY)



                                         ENVIRONMENTAL
                                          COORDINATOR
                                        Spectrum (SURREY )




                                        LOCAL MANAGER            SEISMIC SURVEY MANAGER
                                       Spectrum (TRINIDAD)               (TRINIDAD)




                                             GENERAL
        SEISMIC TEAM CHIEF                COORDINATOR
                                            (CAPITAN)




       SEISMIC STREAMER CABLE
                 TEAM
                                      EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR
                                          (FIRST OFFICER)




           FIRE BRIGADE                                          SPILL CONTROL BRIGADE




         FIRE FIGHTING TEAM                                       SPILL CONTROL TEAM




                    Figure 2 Organizational response structure




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The Human Resources included in the Emergency control teams should comprise the
following essential elements:

FIRE CONTROL

-   TEAM LEADER:                      Deck Officer (AB).
-   TEAM Members:                     Two or more Deck Hands
-   Muster Point:                     Fire Muster Stations.



SPILL CONTROL TEAM

-   TEAM Chief:                Deck Officer (AB).
-   TEAM Members:              Two or more Deck Hands
-   Muster Point:              Area where the SOPEP kit is stored.



FIRE FIGHTING TEAM

-   Leader:                    First Officer/Designated officer.
-   Main Members:              Designated Team members, min 2.
-   Additional Members: Chief Engineer;
                            Engineering staff as required.




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TEAM FOR SEISMIC STREAMER CABLE EMERGENCY/SUBSTITUTION

-   Leader:                    Seismic Team Leader
-   Members:                   Deck Supervisor /Shift Team Leader
                               Senior Technician
                               One or more Technicians as required



Depending upon severity of the incident, the organizational response structure for
emergencies onboard ship can be complemented in the event of an emergency by a
Support Group which will be formed, and installed in the Bayfield Energy Office in Pt.
Galeota, comprising the members shown in Table 8.5.5 below.


                                          Table 8.5.5
                                Members of the Support Group


                  POSITION                         NAME              SUBSTITUTE
       Operations Manager (BEGL)           Dino Giannatos             Ian Bingham
       Offshore Installation Manager
                                          Shawn McNicholls           Roger Bramble
                  (BEGL)
                  HSE (BEGL)                  Julian Jack            Richard Clarke



The Operations Manager receives management support from the Spectrum Seismic
Survey Manager, based in Surrey.

The duties and responsibilities of the members of the Response Group on the seismic
ship and the Support Group are shown, respectively, in Tables 6 and.7

In the event of a streamer cable related incident a clear line of communication
must be maintained between the seismic streamer cable team and the ship’s
officers to ensure that a situation does not arise where streamer cable operations
could endanger the safety of the ship.




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                                                                        Table 6
                                        Duties and Responsibilities of the Response Team on the Seismic ship




                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fire Fighting Team




                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Spill Control Team
                                                                                                                            2nd Serving Deck




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Seismic Cables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Seismic Team
                                                                                                                                                         2nd Engineer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Substituting
                                                                                         First Officer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Team for
                                                                                                                 Engineer
                                                                               Captain




                                                                                                                                               Officer
                                                                                                         Chief




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Chief
                                                                                                                                                                        1st Service
                         DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




                                                                                                                                                                                      Engineer
Coordinate the Response

Inform the Operations Manager

Inform and instruct the First Officer
Prepare the minutes of the communication of the emergency to the appropriate
authorities

Maintain the Support Group informed about the development of the emergency
at regular intervals

Request assistance, if and when considered necessary

Decide to resume normal operations and declare the emergency over
Draw up the Final Emergency Report, including the necessary documentation to
back up any subsequent investigation of the accident and help determine its
causes
Receive and carry out the Captain’s instructions

Keep the Captain informed about the development of the emergency

Lead and participate in the Fire Fighting and Spill Control Teams
Responsible for refueling operations



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                                                                                                                                                                                                     Fire Fighting Team




                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Spill Control Team
                                                                                                                                2nd Serving Deck




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Seismic Cables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seismic Team
                                                                                                                                                             2nd Engineer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Substituting
                                                                                             First Officer




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Team for
                                                                                                                     Engineer
                                                                                   Captain




                                                                                                                                                   Officer
                                                                                                             Chief




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chief
                                                                                                                                                                            1st Service
                           DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




                                                                                                                                                                                          Engineer
Responsible for the distribution of the SOPEP kit
Activate the foam system

Assist the First Officer

Mobilize the Fire and Spill Control Brigades
Maintain the Fire Fighting Team at a state of readiness

Prepare and participate in combating the spill

Assist the Chief Engineer
Prepare and participate in the fire fighting

Carry out the fire fighting

Carry out the spill control
Order the substitution of damaged sections of seismic cable

Carry out the substitution of damaged sections of seismic cable

Evaluate the efficiency of the emergency actions taken, with the aim of revising
the EAP




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                                      Table 7
         Matrix of Duties and Responsibilities of the Support Group Members




                                                                                              INSTALLATION
                                                           OPERATIONS



                                                                                  OFFSHORE
                                                                        MANAGER




                                                                                                MANAGER


                                                                                                             HSE
              DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES




      Evaluate the severity of the emergency
      Inform appropriate Office
      Inform the appropriate authorities
      Monitor the development of emergency combat
      operations

      Inform the Press
      Prepare press releases
      Determine the mobilization of additional resources
      Send the final reports to the required authorities
      Collect information and prepare reports monitoring
      the emergency for the Operations Commander
      Receive information about the emergency
      Ratify the decision to resume normal operations



The maximum estimated time for mobilization of the response team onboard the
seismic ship is ten (10) minutes.

The gathering of the Support Group at the BEGL Office in Pt. Galeota will take an
estimated 1hr .




I


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Response Equipment and Material


Bearing in mind that the use of response equipment and material for the absorption of
hydrocarbons spilt at sea which is not expected during the seismic survey data
gathering operation, this type of equipment will not necessarily be carried onboard the
GGS ATLANTIC. CONTRACTOR (Spectrum ASA) will be responsible for the passive
protection of the seismic survey ship and supply vessels during refueling operations and
the possible recovery, absorption and dispersion of shipping diesel oil. As well as the
Individual Protection Equipment for use in emergency situations involving oil pollution
contained onboard, included in the SOPEP kit, all personnel are obliged to use,
permanently and according to the work area, PPE including:

-    fireproof overalls

-    safety boots

-    safety glasses

-    earplugs

-    gloves

-    helmets

The SOPEP kit onboard the seismic ship is made up of the following items:

1.      “Quick Sorb” absorbent granules – 2 bags

2.      Absorbent materials – blankets and booms

3.      Shovel – 1unit

4.      Gloves for oil leaks – 4 pairs

5.      Rubber boots – 3 pairs

6.      Plastic bags – 1 roll

7.      Long-handled brush – 1 unit

8.      Sawdust – 2 bags (+ 8 bags located at strategic points for ready response)

9.      Empty plastic drum with a screw down lid – 1 unit


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Operational Response Procedures

a. Procedures for interrupting the discharge of oil

There is no usual procedure for interrupting the discharge of oil in the case of Scenario
1 – spill of ISOPAR-M due to shark attack or damage caused by fishing activities.

The procedure for interrupting the discharge of oil in the case of Scenarios 2 and 3 is
restricted to halting the pumping of fuel.

In the case of the other scenarios, depending on the severity of the accident, the
attempts to interrupt the discharge will be carried out, after identifying the affected
tank(s), using transfer manoeuvres between tanks onboard the vessel involved in the
accident and/or the transfer to tanks on another vessel.

b. Procedures for monitoring oil slicks

One of the most efficient means of monitoring the trajectory of an oil slick at sea is aerial
visual inspection.

With the modern means of navigation available, with the use of GPS (Global Positioning
System) and nautical charts, the pilots of helicopters or low-speed fixed-wing aircraft
can easily locate the limits of the slick with absolute precision.

If the meteorological conditions are unfavorable to overflights, the trajectory of the slick
can be estimated based on the vector sum of the current velocity according to its
direction and 3% of the wind speed according to its direction. The resulting vector will
indicate the position of the center of the slick one-hour later.

The spreading of the slick will be registered, with the use of GPS, on the nautical charts,
and monitored by the workboat. Estimates of the remaining volumes, based on the
visual inspection of the slick, are practically impossible due to the nature of the product
spilt, predominantly shipping diesel oil. The periodic nature of the monitoring will depend
on the prevailing accident scenario, but should not be more than six hours during
daylight.

It is important to emphasize that the high evaporation rate of diesel oil leads to the
eventual disappearance of the slick, depending on the volume spilt, in periods of
generally less than two days.




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c. Procedures for the absorption of spilt oil

Bearing in mind the high rate of evaporation of shipping diesel oil at sea, which is the
main product involved in the accident scenarios considered in offshore situations, the
participation of a company specializing in oil spill response is not considered adequate
given the response time required. For small spills, of less than 8m3, corresponding to
accident scenario 3, a CONTRACTOR (Spectrum ASA) supervised refueling company
equipped to respond to spills will be used. This re-fuelling company will supervise their
refueling operations, will take appropriate preventive action using the supply vessel and
barge or transfer line and take emergency action in the event of an accident involving oil
pollution during this operation.



d. Procedures for the mechanical dispersion of spilt oil

Mechanical dispersion can be carried out by driving the workboat through the slick.




e. Procedures for the collection and disposal of waste generated

The waste generated in oil spill response operations contained onboard will be collected
in drums and sealed. The waste will be inventoried, recorded on a specific form, with its
classification and the quantities generated. The drums will then be transported to land
by the seismic ship or supply vessel, duly accompanied with an offshore transport
manifest, until its delivery to the land transport company TBA. The land transport is also
accompanied with a manifest, and incineration or joint processing of the solid waste
and/or effluents collected are carried out by TBA or TBA respectively.




f. Procedures for recording response actions

It is the duty and responsibility of the Ships’s Captain/Seismic Team Leader to register
all the response actions taken, to be able to draw up a Final Report of the Event and
evaluate and facilitate revision of the Bayfield Energy ERP. Towards these ends, all
available resources can be used, such as written records, photographs, films,
equipment registers, etc. The response will in all cases be required to be of a standard
acceptable under IAGC (International Association of Geophysical Contractors)
guidelines and standards, and as applicable under relevant Maritime Law and country of
operation.



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g. Procedures for training the crew to respond to oil spills at sea

The crew and seismic team members on the seismic vessel are to be trained in all
aspects of the operation as part of the General Training Program run by TBA, which
includes accident simulation exercises and how to act in the event of fires anywhere in
the ship, collisions, mechanical failures, man overboard, first aid and abandoning ship,
among others. All the training is recorded in the following Simulated Exercise Record
Sheet shown below:

                         SIMULATED EXERCISE RECORD SHEET

                                                 LOCATION OF
    DATE             TYPE OF EXERCISE                                PARTICIPANTS
                                                    SHIP




Refresher training courses are given periodically.

The offshore crews do not receive any special instruction for response to oil spills at
sea, except in the use of the workboat in tracking operations or the mechanical
dispersion of an oil slick.




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SPECIALIST   RESPONSIBLE FOR DRAWING UP THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

The specialist responsible for drawing up the ERP for the acquisition of offshore seismic
data in the Galeota Block is Chief Geophysicist; Ian Bingham.


Emergency Medical Services

a. In Trinidad

•   Mayaro District Health Facility –Telephone 6301258/9

•   Eastern Emergency Response Services Limited – TBA

•   Sangre Grande District Hospital – Telephone 668 2468


Procedures for Testing, Revising and Updating the EAP

The Emergency Action Plan will be tested during prior training and during the offshore
seismic surveys conducted in the Galeota Block and the crew and seismic teams will be
instructed about the emergency response procedures covered in this ERP.

The revision of the ERP will be done annually or in the event of an emergency situation,
real or simulated, that provides additional information to be incorporated in the
continued search for continuous improvement.




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